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Ron Rash’s view of the Smokies in North Carolina from “Serena” and his short stories

Ron Rash’s Short Stories I recently started reading Ron Rash’s short stories about western North Carolina, and I was recently drawn to them because of the unique perspective they convey.  Rash manages to make the reader feel the harshness of the Smoky Mountain region without allowing it to irrevocably mark all of his characters.  Not …

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Book to TV Series to Graphic novel: another take on a Canadian’s vision of the U.S. that is all too real

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel By Margaret Atwood Art & Adaptation by Renee Nault   I don’t know what I think about this trend of books being reproduced, or I should say, “reinterpreted” in graphic form.  In a way, it seems like “cheating” to me, but really, is there any such thing as cheating …

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Shirley Jackson: The Daughter of Poe or the Mother of Stephen King?

New American Gothic Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, The Haunting of Hill House, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and other works join the classics by Hawthorne and Poe. Stephen King also mentions her work as an important inspiration for him. Buy on Amazon I think it’s kind of a shame that all I’ve really …

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Gen X Horror Paperbacks: How did any of us survive the 80’s?

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix  The fact that this book exists fascinates me. I love the cover. Paperbacks from Hell gathers together all of the books that we read just because we weren’t supposed to read them: they are trashy, semi (or completely) pornographic, and just plain sick.  Even the cover looks like something …

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